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Child of the Rebellion: West Virginia Sesquicentennial
Civil War Union Militia Correspondence


May the 29th 1863

This is to certify that I have taken possession of one Canoe, the property of Louis G. White for the use of my Company in transporting subsistence +c. + that the use of it is necessary for the Company, the Cash value of the canoe is Estimation by two good judges to be fifteen dollars, ($15.)

Benj. L Stephenson
Capt. Com 2 Com. Va. V.m

I assign the within to Ralph King.
Without recorse [sic] on me.

[illegible] 22nd of May/6[?]
Lewis G White

Transcription by Rose Feazell, undergraduate student enrolled in Dr. Billy Joe Peyton’s Fall 2010 “Introduction to Public History” at West Virginia State University


Militia Box 03, Folder 15

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